Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fallout 4 to be set in Boston

Or so the rumors say...

    Boston, Massachusetts was hinted at being the next planned setting for a Fallout game in Fallout 3 anyway. The Commonwealth was described by an NPC as being a hellhole with the mysterious "Institute" (MIT undoubtedly) having access to Pre-War technology and the ability to manufacture human-like androids.
   
    I am cautiously optimistic about this revelation since I understand Bethesda's writing process regarding the Fallout series. Bethesda is all about highlight the series' relationship to American exceptionalism and honest patriotism. Fallout 3 was set in Washington D.C, the heart of these dueling ideas with the Nazi-like Enclave super-patriots contrasted with Abraham Lincoln's memorial being used as a refuge for escaped slaves.

    Boston as the birthplace of the United States is an excellent place for the continued exploration of these themes.

3 comments:

  1. My brother was hoping for Miami. I personally wanted Seattle since the Enclave people mentioned they were up in Klamath which is up in the PNW.

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  2. Klamath was in Fallout 2, actually. But yeah, I don't know if this is going to happen but it'll be interesting to see the juxtaposition of American liberty versus nuclear holocaust due to American exceptionalism.

    I would have done Chicago next, myself.

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  3. Can't wait for this! Probably will severely curtail my writing though! Boston seems like a good place. I have a number of ideas of where I'd take the next one, but will keep them to myself for now.

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